The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands today updated the health alert levels after the epidemiological report of the General Directorate of Public Health with consolidated data as of October 27 on the evolution of health indicators for COVID-19 and keeps all the islands in Alert level 1 in this week’s “traffic light” update.


In the Autonomous Community as a whole, between October 20 and 26, 580 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported, representing an increase of around 41.1% in the daily average of reported cases in relation to the week above (from October 13 to 19, in which 411 cases were registered). Given this increase in weekly cases, the Ministry of Health insists on the importance of maintaining the prevention measures for the use of the mask in closed spaces, hand hygiene and interpersonal distance to avoid risks of transmission of COVID-19.


Taking into account this increase in cases, during the last week, the average IA7d rate in the Autonomous Community as a whole increased by around 46.3% compared to the previous week. However, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote are at a medium risk level, La Gomera at a low risk level, La Palma, and El Hierro at a very low risk level, while Fuerteventura has oscillated at the medium risk level and low.


The daily average 14-day AI rate increases 19%, although it continues to be at low risk. All the islands are at low or very low risk for this indicator except Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, which are at medium risk.